CheckMates Chess Academy has taught chess to the fully blind and developed a special curriculum for students who are visually impaired. With the help of a braille chess board, George Krasnopolskiy can teach chess to students who have never played a game of chess, never seen a chess board, and are visually impaired.
Teaching Chess to the Blind is something that is both extraordinary and very beneficial for both sides. To a visually impaired child, chess is much more than a way to practice skills such as thinking ahead, logical thinking, visualizing, and the other important skills that chess teaches. Chess is also a way that Blind Students can improve their self esteem, it is a game which they can sit down and play with anyone…regardless of whether they are disabled or not.
To find out more about our Blind Chess Programs please contact us.